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Alela Diane

"White as Diamonds" from the album To Be Still 2009 iTunes Alela Diane is a wanderer. Not just in the idealized sense — that she's a mythic folkie who prefers the nomadic life, walking from town to town with just her guitar, singing songs for bread and shelter from the storm — but in how, well, unsettled she is. "White as Diamonds , " the first peak from her 2009 sophomore album (and first for UK behemoth Rough Trade Records) To Be Still , shows a naked, stark vulnerability that most songwriters would shy away from.

Gosh, is it beautiful. Alela, a native of Nevada City, recorded large chunks of the disc at Type Foundry studio in Portland. "White as ....

From 'Jonk Music'
4 p.m. Thursday 11th December 2008 EST
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